Thursday, February 27, 2014

Please Read Me a Story!



Time for a meme folks.  It's been too long.  I was wondering what to do for my post this morning.  Then while I was doing my morning perusal of my favorite bloggers I came across this one from Dr. Spo.  It's all about reading which is me.

Fasten your seat belts folks, here goes:

1. Describe your favorite place to cozy-up with a good book.

That would be my bed folks. I always read before I go to bed.  If  I'm into a really good book, I'll take the opportunity during the day to lie in my bed and read a few pages.

2. What do you read when you're on the toilet?

Usually a paperback.  I rarely read a hard cover book when I'm on the hopper.  Don't want to take the chance it's going to do in the "drink" when I flush the toilet.

3. Do you ready when taking a bath?

Hardly, I don't take baths.  I take showers.

4. If you can, do you read when at the gym?

Gym?  What's a gym?

5. Do you still read newspaper and or magazines?

I glance at the newspapers at work for the headlines and if I'm interested in reading the full story, I'll bring it up on the computer.  The only magazines I read are the trashy gossip rags like the National Enquirer ("inquiring minds wants to know") and the Globe.  I need to read the latest about President Obama's homosexual encounters and which straight women he's having affairs with.  When are the gossip rags going to understand Obama can't be a womanizer and gay at the same time?  Just asking.

6. What are your favorite genres to read?

Biographies, preferably celebrity biographies.  Holocaust memoirs and most other non-fiction.  I do not like fiction.  Real life is always more interesting than made up stories from self-important authors.

7. If you start a book, do you finish it no matter what?

Almost always unless it is really God awful which is rare for the books I choose to read.

8. Did your parents read to you when you were growing up?

Never.  NEVER.  I wish they had.  But I have a friend who has volunteered to read to me now in my old age dotage.  I'll take it.  Better late than never.

9. Have you read to your kid/nephew/nieces?

Never and I don't want to.  Are you kidding? Why would I do that? They're afraid of me.

10. How do you feel about reading books versus using electronic devices?  Have you feelings evolved from one or two years ago?

No, I like reading a book, not a tablet.  Call me old fashion but I like the feel of a book.  I have read on electronic devices in a pinch but I prefer a hardcover or large paperback book.

BONUS

When was the last time you looked at or read an adult magazine to satisfy yourself?  When was the last time you even saw one?

NEVER.  Reading magazines or pulp sex books doesn't "do it" for me.  I prefer to download videos from the Internet.  That "works" for me.  Pictures or lurid descriptions don't.  Again, color me old fashion.  Of course the "real deal" is even better my options for that scenario is very limited to almost nil at my advanced years.  




10 comments:

  1. Ron

    For some reason I never took to reading a lot. Just another uninformed guy. However, in Toronto we have a couple of free daily compact newspapers where I read stories of interest. Used to get a lot from talk radio - but don't listen to that much now. Love picture books - architecture and design. Archie comics too! I've read some really good auto/biographies including George Burns, Hume Cronyn, Marilyn Monroe, etc. And - I'm generally more of a magazine reader. Enjoyed the questionnaire.

    Pat

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    1. Pat,
      I took to reading at a very early age. No prompting, just saw those orange biography books on the back shelf of my sixth grade classroom and started to read. I went through those book very fast then I got a library card. The rest is history. Been reading ever since. I.LOVE.TO.READ.
      Ron

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  2. I have both of those Liberace books (in your photos) but they're packed away somewhere. I could relate to a lot of your answers. I read fiction - - but I definitely prefer non-fiction and I especially like biographies. I always read in bed before going to sleep (it's the coziest place to be). I prefer good old-fashioned REAL books instead of electronic devices.
    And I never read when I'm on the toilet. It's impossible for me to do two importanrt things at one time.....

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    1. Jon,
      Funny thing, while reading these books about Liberace, I am reminded of you, the dazzling blonde youth. :) We have the same tastes in books, I definitely prefer non-fiction. Not much interest in a made up story unless it's by Anne Rice and vampires. And I don't know why but I usually can't walk and chew gum at the same time but I can read and do my business on the toilet. A totally useless talent but there it is.
      Ron

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  3. This is actually from Sean the Jeep Guy, not Ur-spo. Sean does the memes, we all copy them!

    WOW! Your answers are very different! Glad to see someone who isn't in all of our other mainstream lanes. I enjoyed reading your answers.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Thanks Jay! All honest answers!😝

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  4. 1. Describe your favorite place to cozy-up with a good book.

    In a hot bath or on the living room sofa by the large bay window where I can get plenty of late afternoon sunlight to read by.

    2. What do you read when you're on the toilet?

    Usually what I call “peanuts”, light books – humor, anecdotes, odd facts; although lately it has been the large tome, “Hippie”.

    3. Do you ready when taking a bath?

    Yes. I have done this since a child. Only problem anymore is I tend to have to stop after a couple pages because I get sleepy. Don’t want to drop the book in the tub.

    4. If you can, do you read when at the gym?

    Have no use of gyms. I don’t read went I walk.

    5. Do you still read newspaper and or magazines?

    I read the newspaper online, but not much of it. Mainly the obituaries and comics. I don’t really read magazines anymore.

    6. What are your favorite genres to read?

    I have a wide range of interests. I read a lot of history and biographies, some science, the Bible, good literature and some horror.

    7. If you start a book, do you finish it no matter what?

    Almost always.

    8. Did your parents read to you when you were growing up?

    My parents, not so much, but my grandmother read to me a lot when I was little. I knew how to read before I ever went to school because of this.

    9. Have you read to your kid/nephew/nieces?

    Have no nephews or nieces, but do have kids. Read to them everyday when they were little, until they got to where they preferred to read themselves. My kids are fairly voracious readers.

    10. How do you feel about reading books versus using electronic devices? Have you feelings evolved from one or two years ago?

    I like to hold a real book, especially in the bathtub. You drop a Kindle and you wipeout your whole library. I don’t have any handheld electric readers. I do read a lot on the computer because my eyesight is such it is easier to do.

    BONUS

    When was the last time you looked at or read an adult magazine to satisfy yourself? When was the last time you even saw one?

    I don’t know? Maybe 40 years ago. I was hooked on pornography when I was young, but got rid of that habit. As to seeing them, they are difficult to avoid seeing they are so common today.

    Lar

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    1. Very interesting Larry. We're both avid readers, got our start at the Downingtown Library when? Maybe about 1953? Do you still have your library card? I remember how proud I was to fill it up. One of the rare times I felt like I actually accomplished something in my deprived youth.

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  5. You and I will be the only people left who prefer a 'proper' book.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      I prefer books. I always have space for a book in this household.
      Ron

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